"Dried licorice root—an herb sometimes used to treat sore throats, respiratory and digestive problems and other disorders—might be an effective agent to fight the bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontal disease, according to a recent study.
In the study, published in the Journal of Natural Products, author Stefan Gafner Ph.D., a researcher for the natural care products company Tom's of Maine, (a division of Colgate-Palmolive) reported that two compounds found in dried licorice root are effective antibacterial substances that can prevent the growth several major bacteria connected with cavities and gum disease.
In the study, licoricidin and licorisoflavan A inhibited two of the major bacteria responsible for dental cavities and two of the bacteria that promote gum disease and licoricidin also inhibited a third gum disease bacteria" © 2015 American Dental Association
INDREDIENTS: USDA ORGANIC licorice [GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA] root
DIRECTIONS: to start, soak the tip of root in warm/hot water to soften. when softened, on one end, bite and work the root into a brush like texture-- use this end to brush teeth. use warm water to re-soften with each use.
* for best results, use before or after oil pulling and finish with MOUTHWASH for an antiseptic and minty-fresh rinse
*store upright in a dry cup or similarly so that air can flow all the way around and dry root sufficiently after usage, may be reused
Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, herb, drug, supplement, or doing any new exercises.
Do not use if you have high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease, low potassium, liver cirrhosis or while pregnant or breastfeeding. Doses of 3 or more grams a day should not be taken for more than six weeks Δ Direct all concerns to your physician
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